The Truth & Beauty series is complete beginning with Peace in Taos. This new series takes the spiritual warfare series of Ascended Light and turns it toward a larger presence in the world. What would happen if the Lord tarried? Ascended Light Design, Servants of Jíísas, and Nizhóní Artwork would continue to grow. But how, and where?
Here’s the blurb:
Creatives are healed in powerful marriages in the Kingdom…
These three books of the Truth & Beauty series can change your life. It’s literary fiction. But, in terms of genre, this complex tale contains portions from contemporary, action/adventure, thriller, with a little touch of science fiction and romance in the midst of a fantastic life [fantasy]. It’s a bit edgy, speculative, and contains supernatural, paranormal, spiritual warfare involving sold out believers in the late 2020s. To strange minds, like the one in the author, there’s even a fair amount of humor.
The author is driven to share with his audience what he has learned since he ended up as an angry drug-crazed hippie in the late sixties and early seventies. That has been mainly influenced by the fact that Jesus, our Messiah, sovereignly called him in January, 1974. His life radically transformed.
This tale shows real people relating transparently and realistically. There’s little or no preaching, few bible quotes. The author does not talk like that to his friends. He wrote the book as a conversation with his friends. The heroes of this omnibus book are eight creative men and women called by the Lord when He sovereignly begins speaking to them while they are in a crisis. It’s like Jesus has been doing with hurting people, all over the world, for the past few decades. The only explanation the author has for that is: time is short, as we approach the end of the age of the Gentiles.
Once he or she is rescued and reborn, they are introduced to their spouse. This person complements them and brings healing because the Lord sovereignly designed them for that purpose. The strength of power-filled marriage is rarely taught these days, but these people are intensely mentored in how to allow it to happen. The results are uplifting and joyous. The Lord puts together a great work within the Kingdom of God which goes far beyond what you can imagine. Our Messiah is a good and loving King.
Universal links to all books in the series
Peace in Taos — the Messiah calls a woodworker in his seventies, and gives him a new wife, to build this fortress
Truth & Beauty Village — the Messiah wants a new secure village to support the effort
Truth & Beauty’s Anointed Living — but His plan includes offering His life in the Kingdom to any believer, by manufacturing furniture?
[All three books updated, print and ebook, March 2022] It all seems quite innocuous. After all, they discovered with the gallery on Canyon Road how to do this. But the Ascended Light organization never counted on Hans and Mildred Gunnarson. This widowed couple was put together by the Lord to bring change to Ascended Light. The widowed woodworker, now radically reborn, is put together with the widowed best friend of his first wife. Hans and his father made a killing in real estate in Taos, in the 1980s and ’90s. He’d promised his wife, on her death bed, that he’d build her that place for Jesus on Taos Plaza. Now he finally knew what to do with his fortune. Will all of Taos be radically changed? They learn it’s all about adding the anointing to daily living. Simple stuff.
Book One: Peace in Taos released May 10, 2021
The Kingdom of God invades Taos
Universal link to the book [the ebooks and paperback are updated, the hardcover is not]
Daniel and Karen Windrush are uneasy. They sense change is coming, and when it does their world will be radically changed. It’s as if they are Cinderella and the fairy godfather arrives. Yet this new man in their lives begins his entry with birth from above into the Kingdom of the Messiah.
The story of Hans and Mildred Gunnarson is old yet radically new. The Lord has big things for them to do—beyond their wildest imaginations. But then, walking in newness of life is always the story of a move from the World to the Kingdom. The strait and narrow path leads to adventure and not many choose to take that journey.
The Taoseños in this small town in northern New Mexico have no idea what is coming—though the enemy is near panic. The Kingdom brings Peace through Truth & Beauty. That’s a lot to handle—even for the people called to the work.
But as usual, step by step, line upon line, precept upon precept, His plan unfolds. The Creator has things for them to do. At times the joy flips them over into worship, but He is worthy of that—as you know. Join the adventure!
Book Two: Truth & Beauty Village was released, July 1, 2021
The Kingdom of God builds a home in Taos
Spiritual life as it is meant to be
Universal link to the book [the ebooks and paperback are updated]
The new Truth & Beauty Gallery is wonderful—it does indeed bring the Presence of the Lord into the Historic District of Taos. But if they think that’s all there is, they better catch a seat and hang on. This is spiritual life in the Kingdom of God—and His definition of life goes far beyond what’s seen these days.
The Windrushs and Chibittys think everything is under control. The gallery’s complete and they can simply supervise its growth and expansion. True! But do they have any idea what the Creator will do when He’s given a chance? The power of faith and obedience is far beyond what is seen in the America of the 21st century.
Who would’ve thought the troublemakers are the old 77-year-old woodworker and his wife? Actually, you should have figured it out in the first book. But this all goes far beyond what they had imagined also.
The Lord has some severely damaged creative types who He plans to redeem and recreate. He brings them in from all over. He gets them born from God, intensely mentored, and then sets them to work. But see what happens when they believe what they’re told, trust in the One who is able, and step out in faith and obedience—with some fear and trembling.
It’s really fun and edifying. It’s a ride like you secretly hoped was going to happen when you met Jesus. That’s what should have happened, but like me, you didn’t believe enough.
Book Three: Truth & Beauty Anointed Living released [September 2021]
Bringing the anointing into your daily life
Touching the lives of Taoseños
Universal link to the book [the ebooks and paperback are updated]
The new Truth & Beauty Village has brought a thriving believing community into Taos—and the town doesn’t have any idea. The Lord wants to rescue anyone in the area who is willing to look at the Truth. He seems to be in a mood to hasten things along. Almost as if the end of the age of the Gentiles is approaching fast.
The employees of Truth & Beauty are ready to relax a bit, but the Lord has other plans. No one expected that the new vision would come through Tomás. His idea is simple, but how to accomplish it? Adding the anointing of the Lord with items for everyday living. Simple, right?
What is surprising is how much the Lord uses the marriages He keeps adding. I mean, what can a couple do when the Lord tells them flat out, “I made you for each other—before you were born.”? But the power and joy of those relationships is simply wonderful. The United States in the new millennium has no idea of the power found in covenant marriage. They are about to find out.
The Truth & Beauty family is tight, supporting, loving, and growing large. It’s a real source of strength. But why did the Lord put it together? The severely injured and damaged creatives are remarkably transformed—fit into confident pairs with the ability to stand strong. But now that He has them knit together into the powerful force of Truth & Beauty, He begins showing them that there is something more.